Jayna Zweiman of Welcomeblanket.org and the Pussy Hat Project

Interviewed by Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Date June 2018

The Pussy Hat project, in many ways, was part of the reason this project began.  Seeing all of those hidden crafters protesting in pink made me realise there was a story to learn -- about all of us creating works quietly (or not so quietly).  My passion is quilting, not knitting or crochet, although I crocheted as best I could about 25 hats.  But I wanted to know more about us -- those making the hats, those making the quilts.  And yes, I'm a huge Hillary supporter, I wear a safety  pin, and tell my Dean I'm wearing my pink hat as I ask for money for my project or stand up for something I believe in.  

 

 

Topics

The Pussy Hat Project Story

Welcomeblanket.org

Just Wanna Quilt: An Immersive Research Project of Copyright

Podcast and Research Lab

Tulane University Law School

New Orleans, LA 70118

townsend@tulane.edu

JWQ Shop and Long Army

Quilting Army Krewe, LLC

New Orleans, LA 70125

quiltingarmy@gmail.com

(504) 339-3857

Quilting Army Krewe, LLC

Owner, Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Editor-in-Chief, Just Wanna Series, Ricardo Gonzalez

Inventory Quilt Project, Willow Olson

Long Army, Joel Sellers

Project Director, Gigi Baay